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Elmer L. Towns Collection (11 vols.)
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Elmer L. Towns Collection (11 vols.)


Bethany House, Gospel Light, Regal 1996–2012

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Written in Elmer Towns’ dynamic, descriptive style, this collection will help you learn how fasting can strengthen your faith and draw you closer to God, helping you to be a true overcomer in Christ. Discover new ways to expand your prayer life, take a look at nine biblical fasts, receive original Daniel Fast recipes, acquire 24 secrets to help you change lives, and get excited about meeting with God.

With the Logos edition of the Elmer L. Towns Collection, you get an abundance of applicable, insightful resources. You can easily research fasting and access an assortment of useful resources and perspectives from a variety of pastors and theologians.

Key Features

  • Offers practical guidance for wise biblical fasting
  • Provides memoirs from Elmer L. Towns
  • Gives an overview of fasting from the Old and New Testaments
  • Explores the Lord’s Prayer

Individual Titles

The Beginner’s Guide to Fasting

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Going without food for spiritual reasons is called fasting—a spiritual discipline with a long and important history in Christianity. When accompanied by earnest prayer, fasting demonstrates a believer’s sincerity to God. In The Beginner’s Guide to Fasting, beloved teacher/theologian Elmer Towns introduces the basics of fasting and reviews the fundamentals for seasoned intercessors. Dr. Towns gives an overview of fasting from the Old and New Testaments and answers questions about fasting related to physical health, social interaction, spiritual warfare, and much more. This is an essential handbook if you long to draw closer to God through spiritual disciplines.

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 252

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This thought-provoking book discusses one of the least understood, but most powerful, disciplines of Christianity. Most believers know about fasting, but few really understand the wonderful benefits that result from fasting with purpose and direction. Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough gives the why of fasting, rather than just the how. Towns avoids a glut of techniques and schedules, instead he provides a probing look at Isaiah 58, often called “the fasting passage.”

Elmer Towns again points the way—showing how we can wisely and biblically employ keys which unlock spiritual power and breakthrough.

Jack W. Hayford, pastor, The Church on the Way

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough answers critical questions about fasting and how it can be a meaningful spiritual discipline for you.

Neil T. Anderson, founder and president emeritus, Freedom in Christ Ministries

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough is a true gift to Christians who desire to be more effective in the vital ministries of prayer and fasting. It is biblical, practical, and motivational. It should be a great help to many of us!

Paul A. Cedar, president, Evangelical Free Church of America

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough Study Guide

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 120

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This personal study guide leads you through the nine fasts described in Dr. Towns’ best-selling book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough. By answering commonly-asked questions, Dr. Towns guides you through the different purposes and elements of each type of fast. This book is for every Christian who is seeking a deeper relationship with God, stronger faith, and an understanding of the discipline of fasting. This study can be used for personal study or small groups.

Fasting for Financial Breakthrough

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 112

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Although this book sheds a spiritual light on one of the biggest problems facing Christians today—a proper perspective on the role of money and how to solve money problems—the author states that the primary purpose of fasting and prayer is to know God. It is not about food, a formula, or perceiving prayer as a spiritual ATM kiosk; it’s about meditation, study of the Scriptures, and communion with God. When you fast and pray in faith, asking for God’s help and provision, he will begin to teach you how to become a good steward of what he has provided. And he will even, at times, meet our temporal needs in a miraculous way.

Fasting for a Miracle

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Why should we fast? Because fasting builds extreme faith, and believers need extreme faith to overcome the impossible. In Fasting for a Miracle, best-selling author Elmer Towns shows you that God often partners with his people to do the impossible through the spiritual disciple of fasting. When believers obey God’s Word and fast, the Spirit grows their faith, fulfills God’s promises, and moves in miraculous ways. You will discover the seven different types of miracles and find incredible true stories of fasting miracles—like the man who should be dead but still lives, the financial crisis that was overcome, and the miraculous peace that invaded chaotic circumstances.

How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Say

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Perhaps you’ve gotten pretty good at asking, thanking, and seeking forgiveness when you pray. Or maybe you haven’t. Did you know there are dozens of other biblical models for prayer? For example, praying without words, praying with a partner, meditating, and intercessory prayer. And what about nagging questions: Is there a right way to pray? Is God always listening?

This is a breakthrough book for students, parents, pastors, new believers, long-time prayer warriors, or anyone who may be in a prayer rut or drought. There’s no guilt trip here. This book will take you on a journey of discovery that will blow the doors off of your prayer life. And the rest of your life will never be the same. Never be distracted or frustrated with your quiet time again. And don’t miss the chapters on praying in times of doubt, prayers for healing, and warfare prayer.

I’ve read almost every book written on prayer and I think that Elmer Towns’ new book, How to Pray, is absolutely the best that’s been written in the past 50 years since I’ve gone into ministry.

—Jerry Falwell, senior pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church

Dr. Towns’ refreshing appeal, his conversational approach, his unfolding of simple truths, and his exploring of profound mysteries all make How to Pray an easy-to-understand, yet challenging read. The Lord will use this book to help answer the modern disciples’ cry, ‘Teach us to pray!’

—Rev. Sylvia R. Evans, founder and director, Creative Word Ministries

Read this book not to learn the different techniques to pray, but to develop a passion to pray—and then pray.

Dr. Yonggi Cho, pastor, Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea

What’s Right with the Church

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

The early believers of Jesus Christ knew that they were not just members of an organization, nor were they just an extension of Old Testament Judaism. They knew that they were followers of the living Lord Jesus Christ. They were members of a thing called the Church. Through the centuries, the Church has been the most powerful transforming force in history. Yet in America many observe it as anemic and powerless. Author Elmer Towns contends that there is good news, there are many things that are still right with the Church. What’s Right with the Church affirms the positive things that are present in the Church today, and what will carry it forward as a transforming force, no matter the expression, history, or culture.

Elmer Towns has always hoped for the best for the church, but in this volume he helps us to see what is going right in churches across the United States. Elmer and this book are a gift to the church, and I am grateful for it.

Ed Stetzer, director, The Nehemiah Project, North American Mission Board

What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 154

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sharing God’s Word with children can be the most spiritually satisfying experience of your life. But what if the pastor’s wife asks you to teach the third-graders next Sunday and you’ve never taught kids before? The prospect can be terrifying. Here’s an easy-to-read book that will inspire Sunday school teachers, new and experienced, to embrace with joy their important role of teaching children of all ages about God’s amazing love. This book provides a quick and easy guide to preparing for and teaching a dynamic Bible lesson, even on short notice.

A wealth of simple yet practical tools for increasing personal effectiveness as a master teacher.

Vonette Bright, founder, Women Today

Elmer Towns is a nonstop resource and motivator of Christian leaders and workers—always practical, always spiritually purposed.

Jack W. Hayford, pastor, The Church On the Way

Elmer Towns knows more about serving God as a Sunday school teacher than anyone else in America.

Tim LaHaye, founder, Tim LaHaye Ministries and The PreTrib Research Center

The Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 192

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Elmer Towns’ Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough has become a must-read as the powerful spiritual discipline of fasting has seen a revival among followers of Christ. Now Towns digs deeper into one of the most popular forms of fasting today, the Daniel Fast. With an emphasis on a healthy, simple diet, the Daniel Fast is named after the prophet Daniel who participated in a partial fast for spiritual purposes. Daniel was taken captive into Babylon when he was 16 years old. The Babylonian king wanted the young prophet to help him administer his rule over the captive Jews and he wanted to “Babylon-ize” Daniel, to make the young man of God more like him. The first step the king took in his campaign was to provide a sumptuous feast of fattening comfort foods to tempt Daniel. In response, the prophet refrained from the king’s table, choosing instead to eat only vegetables and to drink only water. He honored God over the king.

Dr. Elmer Towns introduces readers to the spiritual, physical, and mental basics of the Daniel Fast, coaching them through either a 10-day or 21-day period of renewal, and he includes original Daniel Fast recipes created by executive chef John P. Perkins. Dr. Towns addresses practical questions, such as what to eat and when, as well as how to pray effectively. Readers will learn how to encounter God during their fast, how to worship through self-discipline, and how to pray for specific answers. They will also explore the role of weeping, repentance, and spiritual warfare in their life of faith. Daniel is a model to God’s people, of someone who chooses spiritual nourishment over bodily satisfaction. In The Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough, God’s people can learn to follow his example.

Dr. Towns has exposed the mightiest principle of changing a nation, a city, and a family: the Daniel Fast. I have used the Daniel Fast for many years and have taught it as the foundational principle for powerful ministry. Whatever it takes, be sure to set aside 21 days to climb the hill of God and seek him with prayer and fasting. You will experience great breakthrough in your home, your finances, and, most of all, your nation.

—Larry Stockstill, senior pastor, Bethany World Prayer Center

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Dr. Elmer Towns reveals the power of prayer in this fascinating look at the Lord’s Prayer. Each chapter examines a line from the Prayer, revealing power points for every believer who desires a more dynamic prayer life. Towns says: “What would you say if you were ushered into the throne room of God with only one minute to request everything you needed, but didn’t know how to put it into words? The Lord’s Prayer includes everything you need to ask when you talk to God. It is a model prayer that teaches us how to pray.”

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough could revolutionize the way you pray.

—Dick Eastman, international president, Every Home for Christ

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough can change your prayer life.

—Jerry Falwell, pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church

In Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough, Elmer Towns enlightens us on the greatest mystery of godliness: the Word of God transforming us into his image. I highly recommend this book.

—Tim Haggard, pastor, New Life Church

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough will bring you into deep, daily intimacy with the Lord. My own prayer life has been enriched as a result of its impact.

—Cindy Jacobs, cofounder, Generals of Intercession

Walking With Giants

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 272

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Elmer Towns is known around the world as cofounder of the world’s largest Christian university and as author of more than 175 popular books on prayer, spirituality, and the Church. He is also known as a motivator par excellence of men and women who long to be exceptional for the cause of Christ. But not many people know that a long “desert experience” lies behind Towns’ extraordinary success, an experience that taught him how to be, in the words of the apostle Paul, “crucified with Christ” (Gal. 2:20). In these memoirs, one of the modern Church’s most influential teachers shares his fascinating life story, drawing out principles that can be applied by anyone seeking to become great in God’s kingdom. Leaders and students alike will be challenged to greater faithfulness and encouraged to seek God more deeply.

Elmer Towns is a gifted Bible teacher and faithful preacher of the Word of God. His life’s story will warm your heart as he shares the deepest hurts of a young boy who overcame the struggles and turmoil of a difficult childhood by meeting the Savior. His commitment to Jesus Christ has led him into pulpits and classrooms, and many young men and women have learned the great truths of Scripture under the careful teaching of my friend, Elmer Towns.

—Franklin Graham, president and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Walking with Giants takes us on an insightful journey through the last 70 years of evangelicalism from the perspective of one of its key movers and shakers. During the trip, you will laugh out loud as the 19-year-old preacher, Elmer Towns, motivates the recently-regenerated town drunk to help paint their dilapidated church. Six decades later, you will weep as he relates the loss of Jerry Falwell, his dear life-long teammate. Walking with Giants is a great read.

—Dr. Bill Jones, president, Columbia International University

Elmer Towns has been my mentor for more than 40 years. He first touched my life through his books and then through his life. He has spent his life challenging pastors and church leaders around the world to enlarge their vision and passion for the cause of Christ. His life has touched mine and now will touch yours as you read this book. To Elmer, my great friend and mentor, I say, ‘Well done! You have lived well!’

John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group

Product Details

  • Title: Elmer L. Towns Collection
  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Gospel Light
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 2,158

About Elmer L. Towns

Elmer L. Towns is the vice president of Liberty University and dean at Liberty Theological Seminary, which he cofounded in 1971. He has taught the Pastor’s Bible Class at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, for 27 years. Elmer is a Gold Medallion Award-winning author of several books.